Veridos and VFS Global Announce Strategic Partnership

Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos and Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global Group, have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership today. The partnership shall foster the collaboration between Veridos and VFS Global with regard to developing product solutions and synergizing marketing campaigns.

Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO, Veridos states: “This is a great opportunity for both companies and will strengthen our value proposition. VFS Global has an extensive global presence and Veridos brings a strong background in the provision of end-to-end solutions, integration and technical support to the partnership. In addition, VFS Global’s expertise in process management and outsourcing perfectly complements Veridos’ identity solution portfolio. Together, we can deliver the complete infrastructure required for large-scale ID projects, including enrolment centers in remote regions.”

Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global Group adds: “We are delighted to announce this strategic partnership and we look forward to a long and successful business relationship serving our clients in the identity management sector. This partnership will enable us to significantly enhance our identity management solutions portfolio, and offer our client governments world class technology solutions.”

Veridos will present their identity solution portfolio at VFS Global’s exclusive innovation workshop for governments, i-Connect, which is to be held at the end of October in Dubai.

Veridos GmbH creates secure identification and identity solutions for governments and public authorities throughout the world. Founded in January 2015, the joint venture between Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich, and Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin, pools the expertise of the two largest German providers for high-security technologies to serve the international market.

The Veridos portfolio includes solutions for the production and personalization of passport documents, ID cards, driver’s licenses, and healthcare cards. These are complemented by data management systems for personalization, issuance, and documentation, as well as solutions for personal identification, voter registration, and border control. In addition to its headquarters in Berlin and the operating facility in Munich, Veridos is represented around the world including in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.

For more information on Veridos, please visit

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.  The company manages visa and passport issuance-related administrative and non-judgmental tasks for its client governments and also manages in-country Citizen Services for governments and government bodies.
VFS Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kuoni Group, a public-listed company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.  The company serves the interest of 48 client governments with over 1700 application centres in over 120 countries, having successfully processed over 108 million applications since it was established in 2001 and over 27 million biometric enrolments since 2007.

For more information on VFS Global, please visit

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